9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa journey planner

Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): try to win big at Montecasino and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Gold Reef City.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In April, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail and then trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.